People appear to have stopped buying books for Lent, so instead of packing orders I've been busy scanning book illustrations and photographs.
Today's images come from an 1890s children's book by Dr Barnado. In an age in which few people travelled abroad and most book illustrations were black and white, these colour plates must have seemed extraordinary - a window on the world.
I shall refrain from the usual commentary, but have left the original captions. The pictures speak for themselves: